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Articles tagged with: Search

Poynt Surpasses 9 Million Users

Poynt is a local guide application which provides you with the search options never experienced before. It is one of the top-ten most downloaded applications.

Poynt allows it’s users to find local business places, retailers, people, movies, gas prices and weather. You can even watch trailers, buy movie tickets and even make a restaurant reservation.

Google Detects Malware Causing Search Traffic

Google has just detected a malware on users’ system which causes unnecessary search traffic on the servers. Google has tried to overcome this problem by sending a notification on every computer that might be infected.

Google found out that this unusual traffic was due to a malicious software on users’ computers. Google claims that this malware might have infected users’ computer through other websites which the user himself might be unaware of. Hence, by notifying the user on their Google search page, Google can make the user to take an action against it.

Facebook Is About To Launch A Music Service Called Vibes

The rumor has been around for a while that Facebook is preparing to offer a musical service to their 750 million members. According to their proclamations, Facebook isn’t looking at becoming a content provider but will provide a social layer to the infrastructure to allow another player use their interface.

It would be hard to imagine Facebook taking on the sector by themselves after Mark Zuckerberg’s recent declarations.

Facebook Set For $1 Billion In Social Gaming Revenue

Facebook Inc is on course to generate $1 billion in revenue this year from social gaming, according to Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant DoubleClick.

Most of that revenue will come from advertising.”The $1 billion forecast also includes revenue from Facebook Credits, which allow users to buy items for games and other activities on the social network” , he added.

Facebook Plans “Awesome” Launch Next Week: Zuckerberg

EO and founder Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in a visit to Facebook’s Seattle office on Wednesday that the company planned to “launch something awesome” next week.

He said the project had been developed at the 40-person Seattle office, Facebook’s only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto, California headquarters.

Social Networking Browser Backed By Khosla, Accel

Accel Partners and Khosla Partners joined existing investor Andreesen Horowitz in this latest round, the company and investors said. Accel’s Jim Breyer and Khosla’s Vinod Khosla will take observer roles on RockMelt’s board.

Rockmelt lets Facebook users send messages from their main browser screens and signals when there is news a reader wants on a favorite website.

Google Spying On Employees-Comes To An End

Plenty of employees are work at a job where they have internet access. Although your employer has this set up so you can search the web for business related use, most poeple use the internet at work to look up non job related topics. People either use the web to check their Facebook, Twitter, personal e-mail or even where they are going to eat that evening. There is a grey area of what is used for personal and business use when it comes to the internet. A lot of companies restrict their employee’s web access and check to see what they have been pulling up on the web while they are at work.

New Piracy Video-Sharing Site, TubePlus Set In Motion

The controversial file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay, are openly supporting the new hybrid video-sharing site, TubePlus. TubePlus integrates content from BitTorrent websites, Megaupload, Hotfile, and eMule to deliver streaming video service for piracy doers. Instead of searching and downloading files, TubePlus users will search for their favorite TV shows and movies within the database and stream the content directly into their browser’s interface.

The website also contains links to IMDB reviews of the digital content. While geeks are probably jumping up and down at the news of an “all-content Youtube”, I am sure the RIAA are sweating under their eyebrows.

HP’s New Mobile Operating System- LEAKED!

We’ve waited long enough and now are able to catch the first glimpse of Hewlett-Packard’s next mobile operating system, WebOS 3.0 Beta 1. Thanks to a recent leak of the webOS 3.0 emulator we can get a feel for what this operating system will be all about. To start off, like all other operating systems you will have a basic homescreen that just contains your wallpaper. To access your applications, you can use the arrow/home key at the bottom right to bring up a tabbed launcher. When the user chooses to rearrange any apps they will feel as though they are navigating through Apple’s iOS.

Tapping on the device menu in the top right corner allows the user to view the battery percentage, brightness, VPN options, Airplane Mode, Rotation Lock and the Mute feature. Users will be able to see the notification area at the top of the screen rather than the bottom of the screen, a minor change. When you launch the browser,

The Gmail Search As You Type Plugin

Need to search Google Gmail and get results that update as you type, check out CloudMagic, a free browser plugin.

The plugin adds an extra search box in Gmail which allows you to quickly search the inbox. The results update as you type and a preview tab opens with a single click. The search previews are very nice and a must if you are a power user.